Festival season was a blast this year! We finished it off by heading up to Whistler for the annual Whistler Village Beer Festival. We loved getting the chance to see some familiar faces as well as getting to know new members from across the province!
We kicked off back to school season with one of our most popular classes: the Science of Beer! We learned all about the biological and chemical happenings in malting, brewing, and fermentation and gained a better understanding of why beer smells, tastes, and acts like it does. Thank you to everyone who made it out!
Our Vice President Kerry Dyson celebrated National Organic Week at Dogwood Brewing at their Bee(r) Workshop! Kerry taught a Home Brew 101 class, while Brian Saunders of Raintown Bees brought in live bees for his Bee Keeping 101 seminar!
October is officially BC Craft Beer Month! There are plenty of exciting events happening, you can see a list here. CAMRA Vancouver will have a booth set up at this year’s BC Beer Awards to renew memberships and offer advice on which beers you must try, so come by and chat. We’ll also be pouring a specialty cask, courtesy of the amazing Bridge Brewing team!
Celebrate a belated Oktoberfest at our October education class: German Beers with Conrad Gmoser of Brassneck Brewing! The class is happening Tuesday, October 18, 7pm at Big Rock Urban Brewery, get your tickets here.
Still haven’t made it out to Brewer’s Row in Port Moody? Vancouver Brewery Tours is taking a road trip to visit Moody Ales, Yellow Dog Brewing, Twin Sails Brewing and The Parkside Brewery on Saturday, October 23! CAMRA Members can receive 20% off the tour! Book through email@example.com to receive your discount.
The Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival was created as a way to support amazing charities in the community and encourage local beer and food lovers to experience the best BC has to offer. Happening November 4, 2016 this event brings together 30 local breweries and 10 top-rated restaurants and caterers! We’ll have a booth where you can drop by to pick up some merchandise, a membership or just learn a bit more about craft beer! Get tickets here.
Join us on Saturday, November 19 at The Burrard Public House for the fall edition of the Tri-Cities Cask Festival! We’ll be providing a free transit fare pass for the ride home, so make sure to choose the “Safe Ride Home” ticket option! Drop by our booth to pick up your ticket while you’re there. Tickets available here.
Last, but definitely not least, we are so incredibly excited to announce that we will be hosting the first annual Vancouver Craft Cider Festival on Sunday, November 26 from 1-5pm at the beautiful Beaumont Studios. Earlybird tickets are now available and are only $20 for CAMRA members (including 3 tokens and glassware). Learn more about the event and get your tickets here!
Looking forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events!
CAMRA BC – Vancouver Branch